‘Good experience’ – Heung-min Son finds the positives in his own goal vs Man City

Tottenham Hotspur have ended their losing streak with a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Manchester City. Spurs skipper Heung-min Son may have scored an own goal, but he is not dwelling on the negatives.

On the back of defeats to Chelsea, Wolves, and Aston Villa, the last thing Tottenham needed was a trip to the home of the Premier League champions. That challenge was made even more daunting by the injury crisis affecting Ange Postecoglou‘s squad of late.

With key players like James Maddison and Micky van de Ven out injured until the New Year, and Cristian Romero still serving a suspension, Postecoglou has been forced to call upon the likes of Emerson Royal, Ben Davies, and Giovani Lo Celso to plug the gaps.

Today, the players who were available did a fine job in matching Pep Guardiola’s men right until the very end. Despite City’s dominance, Spurs battled hard and grabbed a late equaliser through Dejan Kulusevski at the end of regulation time to take a point away from the Etihad.

Dejan Kulusevski
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Son is happy with one of his goals against City

Heung-min Son had got the game off to an entertaining start, first finishing off a sweeping counter-attack to put Spurs ahead early on, before prodding the ball into his own net after a City free-kick just moments later.

Despite scoring at both ends of the pitch, Spurs captain Heung-min Son was not about to let an own goal tarnish the fact he and his side took a valuable point away from Pep Guardiola’s side today.

When asked about his own goal, he told Sky Sports (3/12/23 at 6:30 pm): “That’s football, sometimes it happens. I tried to do the best thing for the team and couldn’t react but still good experience to score against Man City.”

Spurs Web Opinion

When a dangerous ball comes into the box, there is always the risk of a leg poking the ball in the wrong direction, and it’s just a shame Sonny was on the end of that one today. His performance was quality overall, though, and no one is about to hold that own goal against him, I’m sure.

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